Barry Diller: Curiosity As Business Plan

Portfolio dishes up yet another in-depth, not-so-deep look at IAC (NSDQ: IACI) chairman and CEO Barry Diller, the man, the myth … you know the drill. Read the article for the history and current events lessons, although it pre-dates Liberty Media’s (NSDQ: LINTA) appeal of the recent Delaware Chancery Court ruling in Diller’s favor. Some of the bits that jump out above and beyond the alternating snarky (Diller has seemed less a visionary and more a spastic dealmaker.) and awestruck lines (when Diller walked into the room, it seemed for an instant that no one could look away):

— Diller shrugs off being called a Web 1.0 relic:


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